Plug Power Names Young’s Market Company as GenKey Customer in Phoenix
Plug Power Names Young’s Market Company as GenKey Customer in Phoenix
author Added by FuelCellsWorks, January 26, 2017

LATHAM, N.Y.-- Plug Power Inc. (PLUG), a leader in providing energy solutions that change the way the world moves, names Young’s Market Company to the long list of premier GenKey customers. Young’s has adopted Plug Power’s innovative hydrogen and fuel cell solutions to power the industrial vehicles at its newly constructed distribution center in Phoenix, AZ. Young’s operates a fleet of 32 GenDrive-fuel cell powered industrial trucks at the facility, which distributes wine, spirits and select beverages within Arizona.

The GenKey hydrogen and fuel cell package replaces lead acid batteries to power electric industrial vehicles, such as lift trucks. Young’s began operating its GenFuel infrastructure to meet the hydrogen fueling needs of its GenDrive units. This streamlined version of Plug Power’s GenFuel product offering enables Plug Power to support customers like Young’s that have fewer than 40 lift trucks.

“Through the scalable GenKey solution, Plug Power is proving the commercial viability of its products for mobility customers of all sizes,” said Andy Marsh, CEO at Plug Power. “The benefits of hydrogen fuel cells are not just available to large lift truck fleets anymore. Plug Power is expanding its market by making products economically practical for deployments with a smaller number of trucks like those seen with Young’s, Dietz and Watson and FreezPak.”

Plug Power’s GenKey solution offers several benefits, including: customers experience a more productive workforce as trucks operate at maximum power for an entire shift; hydrogen fuel cells eliminate costly battery changes that impact productivity and safety; and they reduce greenhouse gas emissions to improve a customer’s environmental footprint.

About Plug Power Inc.           
The architects of modern hydrogen and fuel cell technology, Plug Power has revolutionized the industry with its simple GenKey solution, elements of which are designed to increase productivity, lower operating costs and reduce carbon footprints in a reliable, cost-effective way. Plug Power’s GenKey solution couples together all the necessary elements to power, fuel and serve a customer. Plug Power is the partner that customers trust to take their businesses into the future. For more information about Plug Power, visit

About Young’s Market Company 
Founded in 1888, Young’s Market Company is the premier distributor of wines, spirits and select beverages in the western United States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Young’s is committed to providing exemplary professional representation of client partners, adding value to customers, reaching the highest standards of respect for employees, and having a positive impact on people’s lives in the communities where Young’s operates. Young’s best-in-class team lives by four longstanding core values: Integrity, Family, Quality, and Entrepreneurial Spirit.